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Hi everyone, and welcome to a history lesson with me Miss, Emms. It's really nice to see you.

Let's get started.

Okay, in today's lesson we are going to be answering this key question.

How have the ways in which we communicate changed over time? And this is lesson 1 of 2 you're learning with me, Miss.

Emms. So lets have a look at our agenda.

First things first, we're going to do our star words.

Then we're going to have a recap of previous learning.

After that we're going to have a look at our timeline.

And then we're going to think about communication in the early, in the 20th century.

Okay, in the 20th century.

Before moving onto the 21st century in the next lesson.

In this lesson we're focused on communication in the 20th century.

After that it will be time for an end of lesson quiz to see what you are able to remember from today's learning.

So you're going to need 3 things in this lesson.

You will need some paper, you will need a pencil and you'll need your brain.

Now you've got your brain and I'm sure it's ready to do some great learning but you do need to get your paper, and your pencil.

So pause the video now to go and get those 2 things.

Off you go! Great, well done.

Okay, lets have a look at our star words.

My turn, your turn.

Star words, star words, star words! Great, the first star word is communicate.

Your turn! Communicating, we're going to understand communicating as talking to another person.

Okay, exchanging information talking to another person.

Okay, we're going to be thinking about ways that people communicated in the 20th century.

The next star word is technology.

Your turn! Great, well done.


So we're going to think about how technology has developed and advanced.

And finally 20th century.

Your turn! So from 1900 to the year 2000, the 20th century.

Okay, a quick recap.

Can you remember where these foods come from? Which continent? Can you say these foods are popular in.

And then the continent if you can remember.

Off you go! Well done, in Asia.

Great job if you got it! We also thought about the benefits of the world being more connected.

I want you to say the sentence "you can" and you're going to use one of the keywords 'holidays', 'friends', 'family' or 'work'.

You can pause the video now and tell your screen.

Great, well done.

And next, do you think a plane journey, remember we spoke about plane travel, between the UK and New Zealand takes more or less time now then it did 50 years ago? Point to the correct answer on your screen.

Great, it would take much less time now then it did 50 years ago because travel has become much more efficient and much faster.

Okay, so here's our timeline.

Again we've seen this in our previous lessons.

We've got 1900 here, 2000 here, so the end of that century.

And then we've got the year 2020 here, that's where we are now.

Miss Emms was born around here.

And my granny was born around here.

Okay, we're going to have a look now at communication in the 20th century.

So the telephone.

My turn your turn.


Well done! So here is a picture of 2 telephones.

Now you might be able to notice that these telephones look very different to the telephones that we use today.

The first telephone was invented in 1876, which is a long time ago.

But it didn't become widely popular until the 1920s.

And that's when lots of people started using the telephone as a method of communication.

But it was invented in 1876.

So near the end of the 19th century.

Have a look at the pictures of the telephones.

Okay, lets quickly move on to radio and then we're going to recap both.

So, the radio was invented in the 1890s.

Can you nod if you've ever listened to the radio before.

This was a form of communication, invented in the 1890s and it became widely popular after the telephone in the 1920s.

Okay, so we've got the telephone invented in 1876.

Invented in.


And it became widely popular in the 1920s.

It became widely popular in the.


Well done! The radio was invented in the 1890s, and it became widely popular in the 1920s.

Have a look at these 2 examples of radios.

Hmm, which one do you think is the most modern or current? Point to the one you think is the most modern.

I hope you're pointing to this one here.

This picture is taken from inside a car.

Okay, so this is a car radio.

Now that means that people are able to listen to their radio whilst they're moving around in a car.

And that's something that's happened more recently, than when radios were first invented and widely used.

So, if you have a look at these pictures here.

We've got 3 examples of different telephones.

We have got a very old, one of the first telephones that were invented here.

And similarly this one looks similar to this shape of telephone doesn't it? And then we've got an example of a smart phone okay.

And that's something that you can use and its a portal, which means that you can communicate with other people whilst you are walking or moving around.

So that gives you a sense of the development of telephones over time.

I would like you to point to the most modern kind of telephone.

Which one do you think is the most modern? Great, hopefully you're pointing to the smartphone in the middle.

Well done! Okay, moving on to computers.

Now computers became common in the 1980s.

So towards the end of the 20th century.

How do computers enable us to communicate? How can we communicate with other people through computers? Tell your screen, "we can.


Great! We can send emails, we can send messages, we can use the internet to communicate with others using computers.

I am communicating with you right now using a computer because I am speaking into my computer and you are probably watching me through some sort of computer.

So we are communicating.

I am communicating to you.

Computers have developed lots.

You can see that they don't look like this anymore.

This is a picture of an early computer.

And now they've developed so much that they look much more like this, which means that they are easier to carry around and they look a little more professional and they're easier to carry around and to fit.

They're smaller than this type of computer.

Okay, so how do you communicate with friends and family members who do not live with you? Think about any friends or family members who are not living in your home, who you are able to have conversations with and communicate with.

What do you use or what does your family use? "I use.

." Great, well done! Perhaps you said we use smartphones, perhaps you use video calling, or messaging to communicate with friends and family members who do not live with you.

So do we still use all of these forms of communication? Radio is still used, you can still listen to the radio and it's still really popular.

Computers again they've developed, we still use computers lots.

And we still use telephones.

So all 3 forms of these communication have developed and advanced to the point that we still use them lots today but they look different to how they did when they were first invented.

They've developed over time.

We still use all 3 of these forms of communication.

Okay, a task.

Do you think it is easier or more difficult to communicate with friends and family who live far away now? So think about the comparison between 50 years ago, and now.

Is it easier or more difficult to communicate with friends and family who live far away? I think it is.


Ready? Off you go.

Great, hopefully you said that it is easier to communicate with friends and family who live far away, because we have more advanced technology.

Okay everyone, next its going to be time for your end of lesson quiz to see what you've been able to remember from today's learning.

You have done a really good job.

I am so impressed with how hard you've tried and your great efforts.

So were going to have a special cheer.

Instead of the awesome cheer which we've done a few times.

Were going to do a rainbow clap.

And that looks like this.

Ready, 3, 2, 1.

Amazing job, everyone! I'll see you next time.